Japan disaster could drive up auto prices

Mar 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

As Japan continues to recover from the earthquake, tsunami and threats of nuclear meltdown, car dealers in the United States are taking advantage of expected shortages on hybrids and other models, and raising prices.Disruptions to car exports


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Debt collection law firm shut down

Mar 28, 2011 Kyle Duncan

After Oregon's attorney general received more than 90 complaints about a law firm's debt collection practices, the practice was shut down.The attorney general launched the investigation on McGavic and Finney PC after consumers accused


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California residents suffer long delays to acquire ID cards

Mar 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

California residents attempting to file for new or renewed identification cards are enduring long delays throughout the state, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Currently, the state is trying to roll out new, high-tech identity cards


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Texas legislature considers short term lending bill

Mar 28, 2011 Todd Milner

The Texas state legislature is considering a bill that would change the way short term lending, a form of short term financing, is regulated within the state.Like many similar bills that have made their way through state senates, the Texas bill


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Alternative banking startup receives new round of funding

Mar 28, 2011 Brian Bradley

A Dallas-based startup firm that specializes in alternative banking and mobile financial services recently received a new round of funding from its venture capital investors. Mizodo, which began operations in 2006, received seed and early-stage


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